Actor Dwayne Johnson has confirmed he’ll be playing the role of villain/anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming movie, Shazam.
“We Love Dwayne and have had nothing but success with him over the years,” said Toby Emmerich, President and COO of New Line Cinemas, who will be producing the film.
“When I look at Dwayne both off screen and on screen, he is such a larger than life character and it just made perfect sense to me that we put him in a DC comic movie. You look at these comic book characters and they have this certain swag and charisma that Dwayne carries with him where ever he is so that’s why this always made sense.”
Johnson confirmed the casting this morning by tweeting out which character he would be playing in the film.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014